Archive for June 1st, 2020

What Is The Insurrection Act That Trump Is Threatening To Invoke?

Crime & Justice | | June 01 2020, 8:20 PM

The 213-year-old law allows a president to "call forth the militia for the purpose of suppressing" an insurrection. Trump threatened to deploy the military to states that don't quell violent protests.

Nearly 26,000 Nursing Home Residents Have Died From COVID-19, Federal Data Show

US & World | | June 01 2020, 8:20 PM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says about 80% of nursing homes nationwide reported data to the CDC as required. The remaining 20% could face fines if they don't comply.

White House Coronavirus Testing Czar To Stand Down

Health | | June 01 2020, 7:40 PM

Adm. Brett Giroir says he will be "demobilized" from his role overseeing coronavirus testing at FEMA in mid-June and going back to his regular job at the Department of Health and Human Services.

USC Professor On How Protests Have Changed Since LA Riots In 1992

US & World | | June 01 2020, 6:20 PM

USC law professor Jody David Armour tells All Things Considered that in 1992, people viewed police who beat Rodney King as "bad apples." But now, "we see a persistent and pervasive pattern."

Mexico's President Touts Reopening With The Country Mostly In Coronavirus Red Zone

US & World | | June 01 2020, 6:20 PM

Mexicans are left with mixed messages of a national lifting of social distancing measures but a government map showing most of the country still unready to reopen.

'It's Like A Nightmare': Options Dwindle For Renters Facing Economic Distress

US & World | | June 01 2020, 5:00 PM

Even as the unprecedented rate of unemployment continues to climb, protections for renters are running out, as extra unemployment benefits and suspension of evictions expire.

Anti-Racism Protests Versus COVID-19 Risk: 'I Wouldn't Weigh These Crises Separately'

Health | | June 01 2020, 4:00 PM

"White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19," public health experts say in an open letter as large protests erupt in cities across the United States.

From Jobs To Homeownership, Protests Put Spotlight On Economic Divide

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 01 2020, 4:00 PM

Police brutality has sparked days of civil unrest. But the sparks have landed in a tinderbox built over decades of economic inequality, now exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hong Kong Police Block Tiananmen Square Vigil, Citing Coronavirus Concerns

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 01 2020, 3:40 PM

The rally has been held each year since 1990 to commemorate the protest in Tiananmen Square, where the Chinese military opened fire on citizens who were calling for economic and democratic reforms.

Trump Calls Governors Weak, Urging Them To 'Dominate' To Quell Violence

Politics | | June 01 2020, 1:00 PM

President Trump reportedly makes comments during a contentious phone call with state leaders to discuss protests following the death of George Floyd.

Former President Obama: 'Let's Not Excuse Violence ... Or Participate In It'

Politics | | June 01 2020, 12:40 PM

The former president writes in response to protests — some that have turned violent — after the killing of George Floyd.

Need A Witness For Your Mail-In Ballot? New Pandemic Lawsuits Challenge Old Rules

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 01 2020, 4:40 AM

Among the main targets are requirements such as signing a ballot envelope, or getting a witness or notary to sign it. Small details matter a lot and could affect the outcome in November.

Who Dares To Rent A Dress Now? Coronavirus Upends The Sharing Economy

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 01 2020, 4:40 AM

How do you share your car, home or clothing with other people during a pandemic? Companies from Airbnb to Rent The Runway face big challenges convincing customers their services are safe.

Domestic Abuse Can Escalate In Pandemic And Continue Even If You Get Away

Health | | June 01 2020, 4:20 AM

Loosened quarantine restrictions have given some people an opportunity to flee violence at home, but cyberstalking and high unemployment have also made it harder to completely escape after moving out.

Little Progress Made In Trump's Plan For Private Retailers To Test For Coronavirus

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 01 2020, 4:20 AM

The White House promised widespread COVID-19 testing at CVS, Target, Walgreens and Walmart locations nationwide. But months later, testing is being offered at only a tiny fraction of their stores.

2 Tribal Casinos In Connecticut Roll The Dice And Reopen

US & World | | June 01 2020, 4:00 AM

Gov. Ned Lamont says it's too soon, but the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes say they are taking numerous steps to ensure that Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun are safe for patrons.

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Protests, Looting, Curfews: We Talk To Southern California Amid Unrest

| June 01 2020, 9:29 AM

A country convulsed by violent protests picked up the pieces Monday morning and braced for more trouble amid a coast-to-coast outpouring of rage over police killings of black people. President Donald Trump demanded the nation’s governors crack down harder on the violence, telling them: “Most of you are weak.”

Week In Politics: Protests Sweep The Country, Debate Over Coronavirus Relief Bill And More

| June 01 2020, 9:06 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.